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rally, president obama said they will serve as an insurance operation for the boston victims. >> some of them will be a long road to recovery. >> we have brand-new information. a law enforcement source says images two of men seen near the finish line are being circ circulated. we'll update with the latest information. back to you. >>> a young victim from martinez is one step closer to home tonight. >> she under went a two-hour surgery today. she was hit by shrapnel by one of the bombs monday. >>> a battery apparently used as an ignition source to detonate one bomb is manufactured in california >> reporter: let me show you what we're talking about. this is the battery we're talking about they say is mostly used by hobby enthusiasts for radio controlled cars, the same nickel metal hydro chemistry you see in double a batteries. >> the company vice president's a shock when he checked the news. >> i was appalled when i saw this, this morning, once i saw the picture on the page i contacted the boston police department, as well as the fbi. >> he says the sub-c size the batteries are sold to
in the white house, we are expecting president obama to come out any moment here to make the first comment since the arrest of this suspect number 2. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> other looking now live pictures, this is confirming outside of at&t park outside of san francisco. we want to show you live pictures here. they want to do this as a precaution here just to make sure everybody feels safe. >> in boston again, before the suspect was arrested they also cancelled it had red sox game tonight and the boston bruins game today. really pictures all of san francisco oakland and berkeley all being on locked down. that was essentially what it was like for hours every since last night up about 3:00 this afternoon, that was what it was like for people there at boston area >> once again outside at&t park in san francisco, the giants getting ready to play tonight. coming to tonight's game to get there early, they're going through a long security check point here. they're using waunds to check the fans as they go in. they want to do everything they can to make sure the people stay safe. >> we
president obama heads to the site of the boston bombings. in today's cover story, a check-up on abbott labs. is the spin-off bringing re-newed health to the drug company? plus, why cupcakes are falling out of "flavor" with consumers. and investors slice off large chunks of apple, leaving the stock trading barely above $400. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, april 18th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: stocks run into tumble trouble. unable to attract a steady stream of investors following dissapointing earnings from bank of america and concerns about apple, the major indicies all fell wednesday, with the dow cooling off 138 points. gold pushed back $14 and oil dropped $1.99 on concerns about soft demand. ebay and american express fell in the after-hours session on mixed earnings results. among the highlights, ebay's forecast was lighter than expected and american express revenue fell short. and according to the beige book, the fed sees moderate growth in th
insider with the obama administration as the head of the office of information & regulatory affairs. let me ask you, how do we fix this big, bad, complex thing we call government? - one thing we can do, and we've started to do, and we should do a lot more of, is make it simpler. if you look at the best consumer products now, they are often ipads and tablets, and even a child can use them. they have a lot of complicated ingredients, the people who produce them did a lot of complex work, but to interact with them is simpler. - you were talking about, we could actually save something like 9 billion hours of time wasted on government paperwork? - the obama administration started to get rid of millions, in fact, tens of millions, in fact, probably we're over a hundred million now. but we can do a lot more to take away those hours, and that can free up people to do their real work and spend time with their families. - is this, in fact happening? because the subtitle of your book, you say it is the future of government. is this ultimately what is going to happen? - i think there are two things:
at halftime. >> president obama used his weekly address to tell americans to praise the city of boston for standing strong in the face of last week's bombings. >> if anyone wants to know who we are? what america is? how we respond to evil and terror? that is it. severallessly, compassionately and unafraid. >> president and police obama attended a memorial service in boston on thursday for the bombing victims. in this morning's dress the president said "boston's unwaivering spirit remained undaunted in the face of terror." the president told the people of boston the rest of the nation is with them in their time of trouble. >>> here in the bay area love and support is pouring in for a martinez boy who was wounded in the boston bombings. ktvu's john sasaki shows us how friends and neighbors are raising money for aaron hern. >> reporter: it was a great day for a work in briones park, but this day was about photography for a good cause. >> oh, pretty. >> it's a great family and we just want to help them out. >> nicole digiorgio is a professional photographer who lives next to dot herei
obama offered words of comfort at an interfaith service. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again. of that i have no doubt you will run again. >> the president and first lady visited massachusetts general hospital, meeting with many of those injured as well as hospital staff. >>> security has been tightened. we give you a live look outside the shark tank in san jose. the sharks are set to play the minnesota wild less than 30 minutes from now. we're told security here is a heighten. we know more police officers will be on duty. fans may be patted down and checked with wands. bomb sniffing dogs will be used before the game. >>> can new high flying technology improve crowd security? >>> now to continuing coverage of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in texas. virtually everyone in the close knit town of west has been affected in some way. search teams spent the day combing through destroyed buildings in the town of 2800 people. est
, president obama tried to console people and offer home at an interfaith service today. the president told the gathering of more than 2,000 people that those responsible will face justice. he spoke hours before the release of the photos. president obama talked about the three people that were killed in monday's bombings and said that the country will be on the road to recovery. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand, and walk, and yes run again, of that i have no doubt you will run again. the service was also part pep rally, people cheered after the president said, when the attackers picked boston, they picked the wrong city. >>> first lady michelle obama visited the injured martinez boy at boston's children's hospital. aaron hern's mother said the surgery to close a wound on her son's leg was successful. >>> continuing coverage now of that devastating explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in the small texas town of west. from the air you can see the fertilizer plant is absolutely leveled. reporting nicole collins is in texas tonight with more on the search for victims and hop
that senator wicker and president obama received. >> more tests are being done on the letters. more details now about the poison ricin. it comes from the bean of the caster oil plant, and it is deadliest when inhaled. it could be used to kill an individual, but would not work for a large group of people, and does not pass from person to person. there is only one known assassination using ricin. in 1978, a bulgarian dissident. >>> sabotage in the south bay. new details on the attacks on two crucial utilities. why investigators think they were you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in another. and...i'm talking to myself... [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington, but this effort is not over. >> a visibly angry president obama stands with the
with a signed copy of the bill and the pen president obama used to sign the bill into law.b ballard's friend shared his memories trevor floth" "his explosive energy would come out of no where which would turn any dull day into a day to remember." ballard's mountain view high school teacher reminisced about one of ballard's visits to the school after serving in bosnia.p phill laursen" "he agreed to talk to my classes. my world studies classes and these students, freshman students, were in such awe! i really felt like i got a lot of cred." meredith said the honoring of her son made for a fabulous day but it was also bitter sweet. meredith"i "i want people to leave this post office and say i wonder who he is and what did he do to deserve to get this plaque. but so i'm proud that my community bestowed that honor on him and congress did the same but i'd rather get an email with his name on it." stand-upcon congresswomen eshoo says the post office is fitting for ballard's dedication because it is a public building where thousands of letters and packages are processed for soldiers." the nation has
to the deadly blast at the boston marathon finish line. president obama refered to the tragedy as a 'senseless loss' and responded by calling for stepped up security. "i directed the full resources of the federal government and state and local authories to protect our people, increase security around the u.s as necessary and investigate what happened." among yesterday's major market movers, a panic sell-off that started early in the session intensified on the boston blast. the dow fell 266 points, the nasdaq 79, and the s&p 37. but it was the steady, steep declines in commodities that caused concern. gold lost $153 as oil slipped $3.56. who would have thought we would ever be talking about the boston marathon in the market? joining me now is mark sebastian of option pit mentoring. good morning to you. unbelievably, the market did move on that explosion yesterday, mark. - yes it did. it was kind of an ugly day all around. we were already going to be down on what was going on with gold and with bad news out of china, and then this boston marathon news comes out, and anybody who would have presse
. >> reporter: president obama will travel to boston thursday for a service dedicated to the victims. >>> this was a heinous encoredly act. and given what we now now about what now took place, the fbi is investigating it as a about of terrorism. >>> we're learning more about the unity and the solidarity of the people of boston. people coming together to donate blood and money to the families of those who perished here. reporting from boston. back to you. >>> more details now about the explosive devices, a fox tv station from atlanta obtained images showing pieces of a pressure cooker thought to be used in the bombing. another photograph shows what appears to be a black padded knapsack or duffel bag. the bomb was carried in a black bag. at this hour, authorities say they have no suspects. a 20-year-old was questioned yesterday. but he was ruled out as a suspect. they say he was a spectator at the marathon. still no indication that the person acted alone or was part of a larger group, domestic orton. >>> we have doing news now, a nfl dressed to mississippien republican tested positi
the largest industrial disaster this decade. president obama quickly pledged federal emergency funds to the area. rescuers spent hours searching through rubble for survivors. the disaster started with a small fire at west fertilzer plant. according to reports, the company was fined $2,300 by the epa for a saftey violation, but settled in 2006. the german parlaiment is backing a $13-billion bailout for struggling cyprus. it's nearly twice the amount estimated a month ago. german taxpayers worry even more money may be needed. the cyprus parliament votes on the bailout package next week. the german prime minister calls the rescue essential, and says without it there's a "significant risk" of contagion to greece and other eurozone countries. closer to home, researchers say the cell phone industry is poised for consolidation. in today's cover story, the watch is on for buy signals from consumers as apple and samsung jockey for position. and, t- mobile offers new products and plans. "we had a fantastic weekend. our customers and employees have been waiting for the iphone for a long time."
to sell its u.s. corona beer business to constellation brands. the obama administration originally blocked the deal, saying anheuser would have had too much control over the american beer market. seaworld stock caught a wave in its first public day of trading. shares opened at $27 and closed just above $33. also friday, blackhawk networks stock opened at $23 and closed around $26. today, truett-hurst wineries is going public in the first winery ipo since 1999. and next week, ing plans to spin off its u.s. insurance unit for $1.5 billion in the second-biggest ipo in a year. mcdonald's first quarter earnings were a mixed bag: profits were up, but same-store sales slowed in the first quarterly decline in a decade. mcdonald's blames the economy and increased competition for the slump. it hopes dollar menu items will bring customers back in the spring. kimberly clark's first quarter profits were up 13% on strong sales in brands kleenex and cottonelle. also, emerging markets are bringing demand for diapers and household goods. still to come, why so many americans are scared of the stock market.
in boston. reporting live in san francisco, deborah villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama called the deadly bombings an act of terror today. it's a phrase he avoided yet when the investigation was still in flux. >> this is a cowardly act, given what we have learned, the defense department is calls it an act of terror. >> reporter: the president is scheduled to travel to boston on thursday and attend an interfaith service as police and other law enforcement remain on high alert. >>> the stories of those who died are coming to light. those killed include an 8-year- old, martin richards. he was a spectator at the race along with his parents, father and sister. also killed crystal campbell of arlington. she's being remembered for her generous spirit. crystal had been going to watch the marathon since she was a little girl. the third victim was a gradual student. she was from china. the consulate refused to release her name at the request of her family. crystal's mother struggled with her emotions as she remembered a woman who was full of life. >> she was always smiling. i can'
to justice as soon as possible. >> president obama also vowed to seek justice and promised boston would heal. >> boston is a tough and resilient town. so are its people. i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city. >> the focus is, of course, on trying to find out who did this and why so far nobody has been detained. guys. >> thank you. >>> news of the attacks in boston sent people straight to twitter in many cases. we have one of the first pictures tweeted out from the scene to share with you now. the san francisco-based service reported the spike in service just minutes after the bombing. the first platform to report the news of the attack. several use the sight to post pictures of the scene and to let their family and friends know they are okay. law firm add new web page to help friends and family communicate with loved ones in boston. it's called google person finder. it allows others to let others know they're safe. you can find a link by going to ktvu.com. you can also share your condolences and thoughts on our
, president obama's praised the people of boston. >> they failed because as americans, we refuse to be terrorized. >> reporter: the president vowed to get all the remaining questions about the bombings answered and he cautioned americans against a rush to judgment about the brother's motive or their background. >> a u.s. government official says at this point there is no known tie between the suspects and any extremist groups. but have learned quite a bit about the brothers. our coverage continues with jana katsuyama. she's been digging into their past and she joins with us now live with new information tonight about their background. >> we certainly are learning more. many people who knew the brothers describe the boys as smart and athletic. not someone they would associate with the boston massachusetts bombings. his older brother practiced martial arts. today the suspect's parents spoke in shock from the russian republic. the father calling the younger son a true angel and said he spoke with his eldest son this week. >> he said everything is okay. i asked him, how is dzhokhar.
that is a potential terrorist investigation. >> reporter: president obama promised a resolution. >> we will find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: fox news and investigators are talking to a saudi man, but he is not being called a suspect. there are not many leads. >> what i can assure you is this is a very thorough and active and fluid ongoing investigation. >> reporter: in fact, late tonight massachusetts state police confirmed they served a search warrant related to the bombing in the boston suburb of revere but they would not give any details. tonight they announced they are making progress. >> we heard conflicting reports of other bombing being found and being disarmed. what have you heard about this. >> reporter: earlier tonight there was word of two the bombs found. but there's questions about whether they were truly unexploded. they may have had to detonate some to clear the situation. >>> and there's no word on who is responsible, or whether it was a lone wolf. >>> the vi
their damaged homes before a curfew went into effect. president obama is scheduled to attend a funeral service for those who died. many of the dead were first responders. country star, willie nelson, who grew up just outside of west, promised to donate the proceeds of an upcoming concert to the town's volunteer fire squad. >>> people are angry that police did not act when a family of a 5-year-old girl did not report her missing. the police chief has admitted mistakes were made. there has been a dramatic rise in the cases against women and girls since a woman died after being raped. >>> in china, investigators tried to locate quake victims in hard to reach areas. the quake caused land slides that blocked many roads. at least 192 people died in that quake. 11,000 others were injured. chinese officials are refusing offers of foreign help. they say they can handle it themselves. >>> in argentina, concert goers got an extra treat at the end of a song. there was a brilliant flash of light. it happened about 1:30 a.m. one said it could have been a space rock traveling at a very high rate of speed. it
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